​​ Shawn Te​resa Flanigan, Ph.D​​​​​
Researcher and Educator 



Professor, School of Public Affairs
San Diego State University

Presentations
PEER-REVIEWED AND INVITED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: 
  
“Teaching Public Policy through EPIC Partnerships,” Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management International Conference, Mexico City, July 19-20, 2018.
    
“Designing effective programs for recipients of affordable housing services: Lessons from Portland, San Diego, and Seattle,” with Lisa Bates. 29th Annual Network for Social Work Management Conference, San Diego, CA, June 14-15 2018.

“Service Seeking Behavior and Perceptions of Providers: A Case Study of Organizational Identity and Image in Housing Services.” American Society of Public Administration Annual Conference, Denver, CO, March 9-13, 2018.

Invited: “NASPAA's diversity standard in one's own cultural context.” Toward a Quality Public Service Education: An International Conference. Doha, Qatar. November 13-14, 2017.
   
“Aiding refugees during South-South migration: examining Syrian diaspora assistance to Syrian forced migrants.” United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research Conference on Migration and Mobility, Accra, Ghana, October 5-6, 2017.

“Doing good while killing: Why some insurgent groups provide social services.” With Victor Asal and Ora Szekely. 113th American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3, 2017.

Invited: “Human Services and Political Violence: Why should political scientists care about “social work”?” Sandison Memorial Lecture, Political Science Association Conference, Western Washington University, May 3, 2016.
  
“Municipal-University Partnerships for Sustainable Communities- Lessons from the Sage Project at San Diego State University.” 46th Urban Affairs Association Conference, San Diego, March 16-19, 2016.
 
“Motivations and Mechanisms for Philanthropy in a Syrian Diaspora Network.” 44th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Chicago, November 19-21, 2015.

 
“The Scope and Potential of Crowdfunding in Diaspora Philanthropy toward the Global South.” The International Conference on Social Media for Good, Istanbul, Turkey, May 14-16, 2015.
 
“Serving Revolution for Breakfast: The Intersection of Activism, Service, and Violence in the Black Panther Party’s Community Service Programs,” with Ricky Pope. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Denver, CO August 2012.

“Requesting and Providing Aid: The Roles of NGOs, Religious Actors, and the State in the Palestinian Territories,” with Ani Khatchadourian. 2nd Annual Takaful Conference on Arab Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, Cairo, Egypt, June 2012.
 
“Don’t Bite the Hand That Feeds You? Relationships Between Public Goods Provision and Affinity For Armed Actors in Palestine and the Philippines.” with Ani Khatchadourian. 53rd Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, April 1-4, 2012.
 

“Design for a Survey of Public Service Management Students.” 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Toronto, Canada, November 2011.

Invited: “Aid Provision by South Asian Militant Groups- The Case of the Tamil Tigers,” The Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State and the National Intelligence Council (NIC) Conference on the Health Care Provision by Violent and Extremist Groups: Current Realities and Implications for the Future. Washington, D.C. June 2-3, 2011.

“Religious and Ethnic Motivations for Serving Others in the Arab World: Evidence from Lebanon.” Takaful: First Annual Conference on Arab Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, Amman, Jordan, April 16-17, 2011.
 
“Influences of Short-Term Cross-Cultural Volunteering on College Students.” BENCHMARK 3.5 Conference on Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies, San Diego, CA, March 2011. 
 

“Violent Providers: Comparing Public Service Provision by Middle Eastern Insurgent Organizations and Mexican Drug Cartels.” 52nd Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Montreal, Quebec, March 2011.
 
“Explaining Good Deeds with Theories of Evil: Using the politics of collective violence to explain patterns of FBO service provision.” 38th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Cleveland, OH, November 2009.
 
“Immigrant Nonprofit Organizations' Influence on the Policy Process: Evidence from California and New York State.” Southwestern Political Science Association 89th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 2009.


Invited: “Terrorist Organizations' Involvement in Human Services Delivery as a Tool for Generating Legitimacy and Community Support," United States Department of Defense's Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) Speaker Series. National Teleconference. March 23, 2009.

“The “Added Value” of Faith: Staff Perceptions of the Benefits of Religion in Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim FBOs.” 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Philadelphia, PA, November 2008.


"Understanding Paths to NGO Employment: The Role of Profession, Community, and Faith for NGO Workers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, and Sri Lanka," 8th International Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research, Barcelona, Spain, July 2008.

Invited: “What’s God Got to Do with It? Faith-Associated Differences among Nonprofit Organizations in International Development,” White House Conference on Research Related to the Faith-Based and Community Initiative, Washington, D.C. June 2008.

Invited: “Regulating Sri Lanka’s NGO sector during the “War on Terror”: activities of the state and the LTTE,” University of Iowa Provost’s Forum on International Affairs- Civil Society and Terrorism: The Impact of Counter-Terrorism Policy and Law on Civil Society in Comparative Perspective. Iowa City, Iowa, April 2008.

“Faith and Fear in Development: The Role of Religion in Sri Lanka’s NGO Sector,” 49th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, March 2008.
 
“Religious NGOs and Distributive Justice in Contexts of Conflict: Inclusion and Exclusion in Service Provision in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, and Sri Lanka”, 36th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Atlanta, GA., November 2007.


“Immigrant Organizations and their Links into Policy Processes: US Experiences”, with Judith R. Saidel and Dina Refki. Birkbeck- Institute for Voluntary Action Research 2007 Seminar 'Community Organisations: Research, Policy and Practice', London, UK, June 2007

Invited: “Co-opting Credibility: The Tamil Tigers’ Use of Humanitarian Aid in Gaining Community Support”, Annual Meeting for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), College Park, MD, June 2007.

“Hizballah and the Tamil Tigers – Comparing Service Provision by Insurgent Organizations”, 48th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, February/March 2007.

“Seeking Expertise: The Potential for Partnership between Arab Legislators and Civil Society Organizations”, with Mounah Abdel-Samad. 48th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, February/March 2007.

Invited: “Armed Altruists: Why Does Hizballah Provide Social Services?”, Annual Meeting for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), College Park, MD, June 2006.

“Building a Foundation: The Present and Proposed Future of Doctoral-level Foundations Courses in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies” with Lisa Allison, Xiolei Chen, Jun Seop Han, Joyce Keyes-Williams, Triparna Vasavada, and Judith Saidel. BENCHMARK 3 Conference on Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies, Phoenix, AZ., March 2006. 
 
"Does Identity Matter? Examining the Role of Faith and Ethnicity for Voluntary Agencies in International Development", 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Washington, D.C., November 2005.

“Faith and the International “Contracting Regime”: Contrasting Faith-Based and Secular Voluntary Agencies in International Development”, Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, D.C., November 2005.

“The Benevolence of Terrorists: Ties between Charity, Contentious Politics, and Terror”, Presented at Scholarship on Homeland Security: Exploring the Intellectual Territory- A SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines, Rockefeller Institute, Albany NY, October 2005.

“Motivated by Faith: Faith-Based Organizations, Public Funding, and Accountability in International Development”, 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Los Angeles, California, November 2004.

“Including Children’s Voices: Romanian NGOs as Advocates for Recognition of Children’s Issues”, 6th International Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research Sixth International Conference, Toronto, Canada, July 2004.

“Representing Romanian children as stakeholders in the democratic process: the perspectives of street children and NGOs”, with Brenita Nicholas. 13th International Symposium of the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development, Mumbai, India, December 2003.